March 31, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.30.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  THE NIGHT SHIFT became even sadder in final numbers, losing 0.1 to 1.2 and retaining less than 40% of its THE VOICE lead-in.  SCORPION gained 0.1, which allowed it to avoid a series low.  The reruns of GOTHAM and THE ORIGINALS each lost 0.1, putting CW’s night at a dreadful 0.1/0.1.

Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts (plus a few other lower-rated but noteworthy programs):

Comedy Central knew what it was doing when it chose Justin Bieber as its COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST “honoree,” giving the network a 2.56 rating, with 0.74 for the pre-show.  USA’s WWE telecast was at 1.96-1.79 over its 3 hours, and perhaps readers will know why it was up almost half a point over last week.  It was followed by a WWE HALL OF FAME special at 0.69.  At VH1, LOVE & HIP-HOP was apparently hurt by all the competition and fell 0.26 from last week to 1.18, with BLACK INK CREW down 0.09 to 0.99.  BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC) dropped two-tenths to 1.13.  At Discovery, FAST N LOUD gained 0.05 to 0.92, and MISFIT GARAGE was up a tenth to 0.71.  MTV’s TEEN MOM slumped 0.35 to 0.85, with a lead-out special at 0.64, and (not on the chart) TRUE LIFE at 0.29 in 18-49s, with 558K total viewers.  On A&E, BATES MOTEL was down a tenth to 0.73, but THE RETURNED had a bit of a surge, up 0.08 to 0.44.  SWAMP PEOPLE (History) gained 0.04 to 0.71, and APPALACHIAN OUTLAWS was steady at 0.57.  AMERICAN DAD (TBS) grew by 0.04 to 0.60.  On Bravo, SHAHS OF SUNSET rose 0.06 to 0.54, and SOUTHERN CHARM slipped 0.02 to 0.43.  In addition:  RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE (Logo) gained 0.05 to 0.23, with 404K total viewers. 

Top 25 Cable Plus MON.30 Mar 2015

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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.